Prescriptions for drug or alcohol misuse must be issued by the substance misuse service only. GPs should not take on prescribing responsibility.
Patients needing advice and support to stop smoking can get advice, support and access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)1 from trained Stop Smoking advisers at:
Kent Stop Smoking Service: Telephone 0300 123 1220 or text ‘quit’ to 87023
Patients requiring Varenicline (Champix) or Bupropion (Zyban) as part of their support package will be referred to their GP for prescription2
- On Formulary
- Specialist Initiation
- Hospital Use Only
- Unlicensed Medicines